Re: Every school in the US should do this! Posted by dheun 12/16/2008 3:56:00 PM
Since the documentary "Mad Hot Ballroom" was released a few years ago, I have often said that ballroom dancing in our schools would be an excellent course study. The film shows what it does for kids in New York public schools, so why wouldn't it work just about everywhere? Cost and time would be the most likely hindrance to this idea, plus you need some people who know and love ballroom to spearhead it. I know our dance studio did a short series in some of the elementary schools, introducing kids to ballroom. And it went over quite well. But no one in the school system is progressive enough to embrace and promote it as a widespread program.